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 y  SATURDAY;-0��TOBER 17, 1896.  -  s-V,  ��}^^ii��\ jjouvna��  9  ml  Hi  M  sffliSMgmmiiggaBa-a^^ ^tt��^ii^��^'^y^**XJ'. tU>> ^g.ij-.T^-vfrifth^^^  A Weekly Paper published in tlie interests ot tlie Boundary Creek Mining District.  Vol. I.  GREENWOOD CITY, B.C., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1896,  No. 6'  THE   GEOLOGICAL   FORMATION     OF  CREEK   DISTRICT.  BOUNDARY  The Boundary Creek mining- district covers an area extending- north from, the international boundary line about  fifteen miles and lying- about fifteen miles on either side of  Boundary creek. No careful g-eolog-ical survey has ever  been made of the district, so that the rocks have not as yet  been identified with auy particular epoch. Here, unlike  Trail Creek district, altered sedimentary and metamorphic  rocks occur quite abundantly along- with the eruptives. A  considerable area of eruptive granite occupies the basin of  the creek in the centre and upper part of the district,  through which run several small high. grade quartz veins.  At the south, on the west side of the creek, occur shales and  sandstones, extending westward to Rock creek, in which  veins of very good coal have been'found. ��Ikying on both  sides of the creek are belts of quartzites, schists and crystalline limestones, with intrusions of porphyry, granite and  basic eruptives of the diorite series. ��� Numerous veins traverse these quartzites and schists���as is the case with many  of the well-mineralized veins of White's camp on the south  and those of Eong lake camp on the north���while associated  with the basic eruptives are veins of copper ores and of  pyrrhotite and copper pyrites. Several important ore bodies  occur, seemingly as contact deposits between crystalline  limestone and the eruptive and metamorphic rocks. This  seems ,to be the case with the deposit of copper oxide and  glance at the Copper camp and also with the Mother Lode  deposit in Deadwood.  Nearly all the country rock of the district carries distinct  traces of gold, some of the schists of White's camp carrying  as high as $2 per ton,, while gold is reported to have been  panned from porphyry in Eong lake camp in one or two instances. For purposes of description the ores may be  divided into auriferous and argentiferous copper ores, with  valuable gangues; auriferous pyrrhotite, with a varying  percentage-of copper ; and quartz ores. Ores of the first  class occur in Greenwrood, Skylark, Deadwood, Copper and  Summit camps. In Greenwood the ore is copper pyrites, assaying as high as $100 in gold and a few ounces of silver,  the general average being very fair on those most developed���as the Stemwinder, Gold Drop and Snowshoe. In  Copper camp the copper occurs in oxide and glance, carrying some gold and silver. In Summit, copper pyrites predominates but there is occasionally a little glance, and in a  few undeveloped prospects bornite or peacock copper occurs.  The ore carries considerable value in silver and a few dollars  in gold. The ore bodies of this class are in every case very  large. Of auriferous pyrrhotite ores Wellington camp at  present furnishes the best examples (although Pass creek  and other camps of recent birth promise well). Here, on  the Winnipeg, Golden Crown and some others, assays up to  $800 are obtoined, while ore bodies of considerable extent  have been found averaging- $30 to $50. In this connection  it may be noted that pyrrhotite found in the Alice and Eake  View quartz veins of Eong Eake camp contains tellurium  and has a high g-old and silver value, the g-old and silver  possibly existing as tellurides.  Quartz veins occur chiefly in White's, Smith's, Skylark,  Providence and Eong Eake camps. In the former they  occur heavily mineralized up to 12 feet wide, with a good  value in gold and silver, and, in the City of Paris, Eexing-  ton and some others, six to eight per cent, copper. In  Smith's camp the veins are mineralized with galena, zinc  blende and iron pyrites and in some instances carry considerable leafy native silver. The veins in Skylark and Providence  camps are particularly high grade in silver and in gold and  silver, the Skylark being the best known of the former  kind. In Eong lake camp the veins arc from one to six  feet wide, mineralized with galena, pyrites, and occasionally pyrrhotite and zinc blende, and are in most cases high  grade. Hessite and petzite���telluride of silver, and of gold  and silver���occur in small quantities in several of these veins  GREENWOOD   TOWNSITE.  Hardly a year ago the site  upon  which  Greenwood   City  has since sprung up was a wilderness of stunted  pine  trees  and tangled undergrowth.    A miserable trail, over which a  young and active horse might perhaps travel  at the rate of  a mile an hour, was cut through the timber   and opened the  way to the camps beyond.    At this spot, where Twin  creek  comes down from the east, Mr. Robert Wood built  a store,  and recognising the  peculiarly   advantageous  situation as  regards access to the surrounding mining camps,, surveyed  the land as a townsite and placed the  lots  ori  the  market.  On the 1st of January of this  year  the  Pioneer  hotel was  opened in a small building���necessarily small, the  price of  rough lumber in Greenwood at that time being $25 per 1,000  feet.    While this building was being erected the  proprietor  lived in a tent, the thermometer registering- 14  degrees below zero.    Two months later  building  commenced  in  earnest, a saw-mill was established and the demand for lumber  was for a time greater than the mill could supply, although  running overtime.   The Cafe Royal was the first restaurant  built, the culinary arrangements being superintended by a  talented chef.    This gentleman was black in  color  and,' as  events proved, in disposition as' well,  for  he  shortly  after  left for parts unknown with a considerable sum  of  money  that was not rightfully his.    The Windsor  hotel,   still  one  of the most picturesque buildings in town, was put up early  in the year, as were also   the  International  hotel  and  the t  Fashion livery stables.    Before June the town  could boast  of a first-class ��� general  store,  grocery  store,   three  hotels,  saw-mill, two assay offices, mining broker's  office,   bakery,  meat market,   jeweller's,   blacksmith  shop,   photographer, /  etc., etc.   Eater on, an eminent capitalist (?) laid out a-large  sum in the erection of an opera house,���now used as a newspaper office.    Recently, the completion of  the hospital, the  opening of roads  leading  from  the  town  to  the  mining  camps, and the installation of a school, are among the more  notable events.    Building has, in fact, been going-   steadily  on during the summer months, and a drug store and a third  general store must be added to the list of  business  houses.  Greenwood City is peculiarly happily situated from  a  commercial point of view, being in  the   centre   of  surrounding-  mining camps.    Providing a   smelter  is  erected  near   the  town, ore can be hauled from   any   mine  in  the  neighborhood, over excellent roads���in every case easy down-grade-  to be treated.    Judging from the rapid growth made by the  town during the past few months, it is safe  to predict   that  within another year Greenwood Cit}-- will have a population  of considerably over a thousand inhabitants.  The growth this year of the towns of Greenwood and  Anaconda in one direction and of Grand Forks in another,  afford a striking example of the confidence in the future of  the district exhibited by residents and investors. In Boundary Creek the usual course of events have been reversed :  the towns have preceded instead of following the development of the mines. Whether this is altogether desirable or  conducive to business prosperity in the meantime, is open  to question ; but there can be no doubt that comfortable  hotels, well-appointed stores, and other evidences of civilization are likely to create a favorable impression on the  mind of a visitor, and thus the enterprise of the townspeople exerts an influence for the general good.  - ��� i  ���-���!  ���-;:7)  a  XI  i  ,,' -ft  l  >��*  if  ���wfTTJ������T*-^���T-7CT"1^T'^  TV-T-r-.-?p-  ������.-���..__'_. ir _.__ THE   BOUNDARY    CREEK   TIMES;  THE     HISTORY    OF    THE     COOLQARDIE  MINING    COMPANY.  The Times last week published excerpts from the prospectus of the Gool-  gardie Mining Company and commented oil several statement's therein  contained. From information since  obtained, although the fact is firmly  established that our strictures last  week were perfectly justifiable, events  have transpired which show the company in a somewhat more favorable  light. The history of the Coolg-ardie  is as follows : ..,''.'���  In December of last  year  James L.  McCulloch. located  a  claim  which  h���  called the Coolgardie, in Copper camp.  His discovery stake was placed within  a few yards of the working oh the Har-  qua Hala, which was located by Robert  R. Burruss  on  the  3rd  of  September  and  recorded  three  days later.     The  Harqua Hala is owned by Martin Griffin, George Riter, R.   R.   Burruss  and  Mike Morris and $250  worth  of  work  has  been   done    and"  a   cabin   built.  The  McCullock  location   took   in  the  whole of the  Harqua  Hala,   a  fact of  which   he   must  have  been  perfectly  well   aware.'   He,   however,    recorded  the Coolgardie claim at  Midway,   giving   an  untruthful  description  of  its  situation.   McCullock then stocked the  claim and incorporated the  Coolgardie  Mining Company at Spokane, inducing  such prominent men as Judge Turner,  Mr. Williams (secretary of the Le  Roi  company),   and   others   to   lend  their  names to further the success of the enterprise.    It appears: that these gentlemen had been on former occasions  associated,   with   McCullock   in   several  bona fide ventures and had never  had  any occasion to   doubt   his  honesty of  purpose.       Unauthorized,    McCullock  issued the prospectus  referred  to   and  went Bast to sell stock, being  more or  less successful.  In June of this year Mr. C. H. Brown  at the instance of the company, made  ! a report on the Coolgardie claim. The  result of his investigations was sufficient to satisfy the directors that the  title was not clear and that McCullock  had imposed upon their credulity. McCullock was then obliged to sever his  connection with the company, and the  Clifton claim was acquired as an  asset. It is, therefore, so far satisfactory to know that henceforward the  scheme has the appearance of being  on a more legitimate basis.  The Clifton claim is a good  prospect  as prospects go, no more   and  no  less.  Very little work has been done beyond  mere'surface prospecting.     There are,  however, indications  of   a ledge  running- north and south   which,   judging  from where  the  mineral  outcrops,   is  quite fifty feet across.    The capping is  similar to what is found on the  Jumbo  and King Solomon, being red oxide of  iron.    There is a. capital tunnel site on  the Clifton, and if the claim  proves to  be a mine it can  be  worked  very  advantageously.    Mr. Williams, the secretary of the company,   is  expected to  arrive here next week and his  opinion  will chiefly determine the form  which  future  development  work  is  to  take.  The management here is to be put in  Mr. Brown's hands. Upon Mr. Williams' arrival work will be at once  started and a larere sum is to be thus  spent in opening up the property.  The Boundary Mines; Company has  opened an excellent trail from Scott  McRae's ranch leading to the Mother  Lode. ';..' ' '.���'...������ �� . ,���!i  Crown Grants.���When applying for  crown grants, request that the advertising thereof be published in The  Boundary Creek Times���the mining  paper of the district. 7  ��  <o  Carson Lodge,  No. 3 7,  I.O.Q.F.  EETS..'every Saturday  Evening* at 8 o'clock  in their hall at Carson, B.C. A cordial invitation extended to all sojourning-brethren.  P. B. NELSON, R.S.  E. Spraggett, N.G.  Established 1862.  -^|A\\\\\V��V  4* Greenwood, B.C.  Office, Store, and Saloon Fixtures  a specialty.  Manufacturers of Furni^  ture, Upholstery, etc, 2C  Importers of Crocken-, Glassware, Carpets,  Wall Paper, Linoleums, etc. Residences and  Hotels furnished throughout. All orders, no  matter how large, promptly filled, as we have  the  LARGEST STOCK IN THE PROVINCE.  $&  �����/�����  $6  'A?  Write us for Catalogue and Price List.  gjc    ,^l<.     ��>&  ":?A*_.. ^i?     'A?  Plans and Specifications  made and  Estimates  VICTORIA,   B.C.  J.   KERR.  R.   D.   KERR.  ���/!  Get your Supplies at  Greenwood,  Grand Forks and  [:������'���������'-��� \\/'^ ^Midway.,/  ''.;"'��������� :.'��� (r^=^   ; '       ������.���"':��� '  Meat delivered at Rock Creek and all Mining  Camps.  Anaconda ^  $&  Midway^ B,C  �� i  9 9  Livery, Feed and Sale  ���a m k  GREENWOOD CITY, B.C.  Sing*le and Double Drivers.   Ladies' and  Gentlemen's Gentle Saddle Horses for hire on  the Shortest Notice.    Pack Horses on  Hand.    Teaming* at Reasonable  Charges.  .     jJ/4 *V& A1.4,  ?*? *'? *'?  AGENT   FOR  The Giant Powder Co.,  OF SAN FRANCISCO.  A  KELOWNA,   B.C.  YOU can now purchase Cedar Panel Doors,  beautifully made and finished ; Window Sash, Laths. Shingles, and all  other kinns of house furnishings, at the Okan-  ag*an Saw-mill. Rough and Dressed Lumber  constants on hand. Orders from the Kettle  River and Boundar3' Creek districts solicited  and prices furnished upon application.  Proprietor.  W. J. Snodgrass, Prop'r.  Leaves Penticton at 7 a.m. on Tuesda3^s, Thurs-  da3's, and Saturdaj^s for Camp McKinue3r,  Rock Creek, Midway, Anaconda, Greenwood,  Carson and Grand For^s.  Returning* leaves Grand Forks at 6 a.m. on  Tuesday, Thursday aud Saturdaj-.  Carries the Mails, Passengers and Express.  A.   D.   WORGAN:  (p��oto$x<xpUt>  GREENWOOD   CITY.  ffV  I  m  m  fe'-V.  ������<.,'���  Views of Greenwood and the Mines for Sale.  '!\  v THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES,  MINING NOTES.  The casting- for the Skylark whim  arrived on Saturday, and the hoist 7 is  ag-ain in g-ood working- order.  ������-,'��� C. J. McArthur broug-ht down last  week some pretty^specimens of quartz  carrying- free g-old from the Denero  Grande.  Representatives of an Kng-lish syndicate now staying- in Spokane are negotiating* for the purchase of the Golden Crown, in Welling-ton camp.  The men working- on the Mother  Lode broke into very fine ore on Mondaymorning-. The depth g-ained by  running- the tunnel is something- over  fifty feet.  It, is vouched for on g-ood authority  that the Big- Copper mine is about to  be sold, to a large \E}iig-lish company  whose expert will come in shortly from  New York.      '.,->���     ; ���. ._/  The ledg-e of the Ballarat, in Kim-  berly camp, is now proved to be seven  feet widei The,ground has been stripped for 30 feet and an open cut of 8  feet has been run. >  White's camp is, coming* well to the  front, the City of Paris and Lincoln  being developed by Mr. Heneage. Both  claims are producing some fine ore and  bid fair to become great mines.   ;  Prospectors are crowding into Kini-  berly camp, and the whole country  there is practically staked. A party of  six men came in on Monday from Rossland and started up Boundary creek.  Application for. incorporation has  been made by the the Gold Hill Quartz  Mining Co., of Fairview. Capital,  $750,000, divided into as many shares  of $1. The company's headquarters  are at Victoria.  Negotiations are on foot for the sale  of the Helen claim, which adjpins the  Greenwood townsite and which shipped  ore a year ago averaging $51. smelter  returns. The intending purchasers  propose to develope and ship.  Work will probably be commenced  on the Morison this week. The com--  pany advertised for tenders on a contract to sink a shaft, but all the figures  sent in were considered too high, and  none were accepted.. The company  have, it is understood, decided to undertake the work by day labor.  In the rock drilling contest at Spokane on the 9th inst., a team from  Butte, Montana., won the first prize,  establishing a record by drilling 49^5  inches in 15 minutes. The Murray  team were second with a hole of 45  inches, and Rossland a good third with  44 inches. It is conceded, however,  that the rock used did not come up to  the standard of hardness, nevertheless  the contest was a remarkable exhibition of combined strength and skill.  Have   you    seen   our  All wool Pants ?  Tlie White Front Siore^Olson & Plielan.  NOTICE.  In the Matter of Gus. Hamlin, Deceased.  TENDERS will he received by the undersigned up to noon on the 15th day of November, 1890, for the purchase of the following  mineral claims, situate near Grand Forks, in  Kettle River Mining Division of the District of  Yale, viz.: "The Possum," " Grandmama's  Bustle," "Little Belle Lump," and "The  Coon."    .  C. A. R. LAMBLY,  Gold Commissioner.  Hardware, Paints and Oils, Sash and Doors.  Ik  ii?  If  Agents for Chatham Wagons and Sleighs,���Best in  One  of the�� best Jobbing Shops  in  the  Interior.  >-9^>-9^9>-9-4^9M9*-9^*9M9*+<9*9*9��-9*9*9*9>-9-40>++9*-a*im>'9+9>'9<B>-9+^  Hardware        Granite ware     Tinware  Cook Stoves      Wooden ware    Silverware  Parlor and Box Stoves       '     Glassware  Miners' Camp Stoves ���.-..,"  Window Glass  Iron Pipeand Fittings       Cutlery  Cfockeryware and flouse Furnishings  MINERS" SUPPLIES A SPECIALTY,  w  M��  >949>9<.>9*9>'9*9*-Q^>+*9+9*9>'9*9>'9*9k-9<9+9<9>'9*9>'9M9*9<w>-9A9>-9*w*9*9*-0*4*t-9-49>9~49>'9<9*-9*<ie  You will find the A. & L. brand of goods the best.  The Hardware, Tin and Stove Men,  AISIACONDA.  *A��^^��  W. J. ARMSTRONG SCO.,  nfW  k&r  IDWAY,  First-class Accommodation.   Good, Stabling.   Stopping Place for Stages.  McAULEY d LUNDY, Proprietors,  W.  B.  PAT  -Importer of and Dealer in-  COPPBR STRKET, GREENWOOD CITY, B.C.  n  XZj! T���Z T~\  ��R  Greenwood City, Boundary Creek, B,G  *v*      *�������      &*  It? ���>!? "A?  We are prepared to welcome Guests and provide g-dod accommodation.  Headquarters for Mining- Men.        Best of Wines, Iyiquors and Cig-ars.   ���L,ivery Stable in connection.   aV* ^if. aJfe  1li> ->i? -ill?  WOOD & NELSON  S  ft  Proprietors.  o  ANACONDA,   B,G  N.   THOLL  PROPRIETOR.  m  I  .*  i  t  I  1  I  1  In every respect a Comfortable and Well-appointed House.    Livery Stable in connection. THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES,  IWJrrrWVHBWVWSKir^itm  ''�����H>iltt^'��HH|-p*-^-q---'lg-WMMi^^ ^���*��J*I  PUBLISHERS'   NOTICE.  Advertising Rates are as follows : One inch  S2.00 per month ; two inches, S2.25 ;" three  inches, S3.00 ; six inches, S5.00 per month.  L/arg*er space at a proportionate rate. Iveg*al  notices, 10c. and 5c. per line. Licenses, land  and mineral notices, $5.00. No advertisement inserted for less than S1.0Q, and no  "' quack " or patent remed3r ads. accepted at  aii3' price.  Job Printing at reasonable rates. Accounts  for job printing- and advertising- payable  on the 1st of every mouth.  Letters to the Editor will onl\* be printed  over the name of the writer.  Address all communications to ~  The Boundary Creek Times,  GreenwoodCity, B.C.  tM<n-iiv��Mnn'--aa'Hn-a,--------a-8-B-'MB-i--Ba-'-^^  HAROLD  M.   LAM3  W.    J.    HARBER   ���������   EDITOR  MANAGER  Subscription, S2.00 per Year, in Advance.  SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 18%.  CO-OPERATION.  To further the interests of .Boundary  creek, to hasten the progress of  development, to see 'fulfilled- the predictions  of   every   reputable  expert  who    has  visited the'*' camp,  are ��� aims  to  which  every prospector, every resident in the  district would readily, if he knew how,  devote time and,service.    There is  nothing- to be g-airied by hiding- ��� the ;fact  that the outlook for next year  is  none  too   cheerful.    Mr.   Heinze's>   railway  scheme   appears  to  have   fallen   flat;  and we have no g-uarantee as yet  that  the  V. V.   & E.   R.   &, N.   Co.  is  not  equally as great a "fizzle."    It'cis  uhr  deniably true that until transportation  is. provided the district will  be  practically at a standstill.    It is equally true  that until it can be demonstrated   that,  the mines of  Boundary   can  supply   a  railroad with tonnag-e,   the  date-when  transportation.will be provided will be  deferred.      Meanwhile ; much may   be  done in a local way to advertise Boundary creek on the outside, and  thus  interest capital to open up the undoubtedly valuable  resources  of  the  district.  Individual effort, however  well-directed, rarely accomplishes what  may   be  done by co-operative   means.    The  organization of an association or society  for the purpose of advancing the interests of the  district  could  not  but  be  attended with important and beneficial  results.   Among- its self-imposed duties  such a society   mig-ht   very   well,   for  instance, undertake to send collections  of ores'to places where interest is likely to be attracted ; it mig-ht act to   protect the public from the  machinations  of the unscrupulous promoter of " wildcat "  schemes;   to   provide  competent  g-uides to strang*ers visiting- the  camp,  are but a few examples of the  efficient  services which   mig-ht  be  rendered by  a body acting- in such a capacity.  There is no way of advertising a  mining- camp to better advantage than  by exhibiting- mineral specimens from  its vicinity in leading- centres of business. Much interest has already been  awakened in the larg-e cities of eastern  Canada, notably in Toronto and in  Montreal, concerning- the mineral  wealth of British Columbia, and it is,  therefore, all the more desirable' that  the  claims  of  Boundary creek  to  be  considered a desirable field for' investment should be broug-ht as  prominently as possible to the notice of  Eastern  moneyed men.   ��� Even small collections  of ores, however, cannot be  sent  long:  distances without   expense,   and  it  is  exactly expense pf this kind where   no  direct   benefit   accrues   therefrom    to  himself   that   the  private    individual  least willing-ly   incurs,   hence   the   advantages of co-operation.   To a society  with (say) a membership of a hundred  expenses occasioned in this way would  be comparatively trifling-.   A collection  such as was sent from hereto the Fruit  Fair at Spokane, each specimen,   however, ticketed with a description of the  claim whence it  was  taken,   with  the  assay values,   placed  on  view ��in  the  offices respectively of brokers j or in the  rooms of public institutions, at Ottawa,  Toronto,   Montreal,   Winnipeg-,     and  other larg-e cities,   would  undoubtedly  lead to the introduction   of  capital   to  Boundary creek.  Commenting- on the Boundary Creek  ���������'mineral exhibit, the Spokane papers  agree in ranking- it second in point of  interest among- the collections on view.  The specimens from Fort Steele are  considered to be entitled to the first  place, as being- more numerous and  varied/; ' .  "���":��� ' - 7"  W.   JAKES,   M.D.,   CM.,  BY  APPOINTMENT ��  Resident  Physician  to  Kettle  River  District.  ���    , Office      ':.-.      :       Greenwood, B.C.  British Columbia  Investig*ations  a  Specialty-.  Mining Engineer,  Greenwood City, B.C. Spokane, Wash  Mining- Properties Examined and Reported on.  , Mining-Neg-otiatious Transacted.  Correspondence Solicited.  Aining and Estate Brokerage.  BOUNDARY    CREEK  GREENWOOD CITY, B.C.  vv-*S3ES��4  Assaying and Analysis of Ores.  Mines Examined and Reported on.  A thoroug*h acquaintance with the Bouudary  Creek and Kettle River mining- districts.  For Occupation or Speculation.  >UIIvDING AND LOT for sale on main  business street in Greenwood Cit3'. Size-  of building-, 24x55 ft. Arraug-ements may be.  made to exchangre other lots or erect a 'smaller  building- suitable for our business, in payment.  For particulars enquire at  The Boundary Creek Times,  Greenwood City, B.C.  ONE Small Heating- Stove;   one Rochester  Radiator, new ;   two  Sacks  Wheat  (for  chicken feed).    Cash or trade.    Enquire at  Boundary Creek Times Office.  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A  < m  z  A  9  T  9  A  ���  "T  9  A  Proprietors of the J  VERNON   SAW, |  PLANING   AND j  /nOULDING TRILLS  J  ^������������-���T"-:               -"-���������     ,.;  ���         ������������/���,��� '��� r  Sash and Door Factor}' at Vernon. 2  ���    Saw Mill at Okanag-an Eake. y  ��� \t.                                 ��� <v    *���  . ; ^ / ��� '.��������������� ��� .1  A  Owning*   extensive timber limits on y  Mabel lake containing** some of the finest J  Cedar to be found  in  the  Interior,  we .*  are prepared to fill all  orders  for Fac- f  tory   work    reasonabl3r,   expeditiously y  and of as g-ood material as  can be  had *  at the Coast or Spokane. ��� f  ������   ���������;'������  ���������,������ ���  Orders from Boundary Creek and the     *  Southern Interior solicited. j  a  T  .9  A  e  y  -/it-  i>-9<9>*-*t>*-0**9*-9-4a>*-49>-9-*9>-9-**>-B-*��l>*9~49t*0-*9*'90-9-*a>-9+t*  EN DERBY   and   VERNON.  Trade Mark  Red Stak.  Makers of Flour pronounced b\r experts to be  the best made on the Pacific Coast.  ���HUNGARIAN ;  XXX STAR'  STRONG BAKERS  GRAHAM    ; -  Bran Shorts Chop lEtc  W.   W.   GIBBS,  B. C.  ANACONDA  ORBES   M.   KERBY,  Assoc. Mem. Can, Soc. Civil Eng-ineers,  totnnciaf $L&nb ^uxWgox  AND  CIVII, ENGINEER,  OFFICE -..:-������'��� MIDWAY,    B. C.  T    P. McLEOD,  Barrister and Solicitor.:  Anaconda, B. C.  HENRY NICHOLSON,  Qtotdrg (|)u0fk, (W-ining $genf  Mining Negotiations Transacted.  Office:���Camp McKinney.  N.B.���Some   valuable   Mining-    Properties   in  Camp McKinney and vicinit}- for disposal.  G.   A.   GUESS, M.A.  H.   A.   GUESS,   M.A.  Assayers & Chemists,  Thoroug-hly familiar with Boundary Creek  and Okauag-au mining- districts. Properties  examined, assa3rs and analyses of ores, fuels,  furnace products, etc.  '"'I  w  k**&  Greenwood, B.C.  Midway, B.C.  .���...���  MtW^wMot'lMaittiitiWMijBM^MaMmaj^^  'Ukuuw(ja.iiiiia .mmiiuaui nuxtue*a��MiN SSBBi  THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES,  AN EXPERT'S OPINION.  Rossland Mining Review: Mr. WV  A. Crane, the expert on whose judgment the Delaware was. bought with  most satisfactory results for the buyers,  has spent three months of the summer  in the Boundary. Creek, regarding the  possibilities of which, with more development and better transportation  facilities, he has unbounded confidence.  Mr. Crane's opinion from all he has  seen is that the Winnipeg and Golden  Crown, situated in the Wellington  camp, have by far the finest showings  in the district and bid fair to make  bonanza mines. The surrounding conditions and the character of the ore are  almost identical with those of the ~L<e  Roi. It is a very rich chalcopyrite ore  in a silicious gangue and carries from  $12 to $900 in gold and from 5 to 10 per  cent, of copper.  Boundary Creek district has specially favorable characteristics as a mining  country. Water and timber are abundant and good roads can be iDuilt anywhere very cheaply. The progress of  the district is somewhat slow at present  because none will open up the mines  without railway transportation and  hone will build a railway until the  mines have demonstrated their ability  to provide tonnage. Boundary Creek  is, therefore, in the same deadlock  Which kept back Kcotenay so long-^ but  with very good prospects of emerging  from it in the hear future.  THE VANCOUVER-ROSSLAND  RAILROAD.  Mr; Norman McEean, who went to  Ottawa on behalf of the prompters of  the Vancouver:, Victoria and Eastern  Navigation and Railway Company,  having returned, the members of the  syndicate organised to build the road,  held a meeting to discuss the situation.  From the reports which have already  appeared, it will be remembered that  Dr. Milne, of Victoria, opposed the  charter for the road being granted by  Parliament, on the ground that it would  interfere with the charter of the Bur-  rard Inlet and Eraser Valley Railway  scheme. Although it appears that the  Railway Committee, as a whole, was  in favor of the new enterprise, yet the  limited session made it impossible to  put the Bill through all its stages in  the two houses and it was consequently  withdrawn.  The syndicate at its meeting decided, however, to give notice that application would be made at the next session of Parliament and there seems to  be little doubt that the charter will  then be granted. Meanwhile the surveyors will be kept in the field until  their work is completed, and the specifications, estimates and bills of quantities will all be prepared so that the  scheme can be laid before the parties  with whom negotiations are in progress  for providing the necessary capital to  build the line.���News-Advertiser.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given, that the partnership hitherto existing between W. J.  Armstrong aud A. H. Lawder, as hardware  merchants, at the town of Anaconda, B.C., has  been dissolved by mutual consent. Mr. A. H.  Lawder retires from the business in favor of  Mr. L. Y. Birnie, who has heretofore had  charge of the store at Anaconda and Avho will  carr3' on the business with the said W. J. Armstrong under the stj-le or firm of --.W. J. Armstrong & Co.," to whom all outstanding accounts must be paid and by whom all accounts  against the firm will be settled.  Dated this sixth day of October, 1896.  W. J. ARMSTRONG.  Witness : ARTHUR H. LAWDER.  Lewis Hind, Anaconda, B.C.  SANSQM  &  MpLBROOK.  FINANCIAL   AND    MINtNG   BROKERS.  Groups of Claims bought for Stock Companies and Syndicates  -o-  OFFICE     AT     GREENWOOD     OITY.  .T  ^TUSSINE  T  TUSSINE  X TUSSINE  T TUSSINE   |  T  TUSSINE   |  T  TUSSINE   }  X TUSSINE \t  X TUSSINE   ]  X TUSSINE   f  ^TUSSINE   I  ^TUSSINE   I  ^TUSSINE ���{"  ^TUSSINE   I  ^TUSSINE  f  " *T* *$* ^$* **���** *V* *���-$-���*  JS ONE of the best remedies for Coughs,  Colds, Bronchitis, Hoarseness, etc, etc. It  soothes the inflamed membrane and pro^  motes expectoration of irritating phlegm,  eases coughing, and breaks up feverish  colds when taken in an early stage*  As a Cough Remedy it is invaluable and should alwaysbe at  hand at this season of the year, especially when the weather is,so  changeable and persons are subject/to more or less exposure to  variable temperatures ; it is the easiest thing in the world to  " catch a cold." Take it in time and ward off those many chronic  complications which arise from neglecting nature's warnings.  Ask your Druggist for a Bottle.   Sold at 50c. and $1.00 each.  TAYLOR'S PHARMACY,  *<#&-  Greenwood City, B.C.  Louis Blue.  A. Fisher.  A. R. Tillman.  MILLS     AND     YARDS     AT  Greenwood City.'..%���   Anaconda, B,G  -���Manufacturers of Rough and Dressed   ShmgleSf Lath* Mouldings* Sash and Doors/  -/if     . -/i?      -)if  ALL KINDS OF FACTORY WORK MADE TO ORDER  Lumber delivered to any place in the City or to Mining Camps  THE BOUNDARY FALLS HOTEL  BOUNDARY    FAI^LS,    B.C.  OT.     vJ.     WHITE      -      - PROPRIETOR.  Centra.113- Located.,. Stopping place for Sta-ge Lines.    No trouble or expense spared  to make Guests comfortable.  Strictly First-class and Charges Moderate.  Best Brands of Liquors and Cigars. 6ood Stabling.  m  im THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES.  -ramzwvmiF-Ttmr-mgwrws*,! wm<i���*M*%*u>:mt,>Ki*vTm'nrJumy*'i'AAm  THE   COMING   RAILROAD.  Mr. C. M. Shaw and Mr. J. H.  Brownlee, engineers for the Vancouver  ���Rossland railroad, passed throug-h  Greenwood on/their way west to ; Penticton from Rossland on Thursday. In  conversation they both concurred in  the, feasibility of the road, its entire  lenofth from the coast to its destination  '   c ' ��� ,  '' ' ��� t       ' ���)  offering-a very easy route  for   a  railway.    Their opinion of this district as  reg-ards mineral is   very   favorable in  comparison with other camps and they  most enthusiastically   predict   a  great  future for Boundary Creek particularly.  Both being- well  qualified  to  give  an  opinion upon what is   transpiring-   and  will eventually take place, it is of great  interest to this neighborhood.    That a  smelter is to be built at  Vancouver  is  an assured fact, and further their company intend pushing- the road throug-h  to completion.    Upon   their   arrival in  Vancouver they expect to be instructed  ��� to immediately carry out the actual location of the road and to continue during- the winter months,  thereby  being-  ready, to commence construction early  in the spring-.    That the company's intentions are g-enuine is undoubted, and  with such practical men as;? Shaw   and  Brownlee in   the   field   is  sufficient  to  g-uarantee its purport and  completion.  They fully   intend   to   lay  beforethe  board in   Vancouver   the   desirability  and importance of making-  rapidcon--  nection with this section of  the  country, on the grounds  of  the  great  ton-  nag-e in the shape of ore.that could  be  immediately shipped when transportation is provided, and thereby supplying-  the proposed smelter on, Burrard  Inlet  to its full capacity- with  material   for!  treatment.    With such valuable   information as the eng-ineers are now   in   a  position   to   place    before  the  Board,  matters should be precipitated and the  enterprise   hastened    proportionately.  It is at least certain that if the scheme  matures Vancouver will be immensely  benefited, and as the most   fitting-   site  for reduction works take the place  she  is entitled to by   natural situation as a  centre of the  mining-  indnstry  of   the  province.  The Old Ironsides Company recently  purchased the Knob Hill, one of the  best claims, judging- from surface  showing-s, in the camp. Meanwhile,  the Company will push work on the  Old Ironsides, and upon Mr. White's  return from Spokane a contract to continue the present 50-foot shaft down  for another 50 feet will be let. The  Company will also build a wag-on road  to the properties. This work will be  hurried forward as rapidly as possible  that a whim which is now on the way  may be taken up and put in. position  without dela3r. A shaft-house, boarding- house and bunk house are to be  erected.  ._jjf jL^SJLl^LJ.ir  LLER  BROS..  Jewellers and News Dealers,  GREENWOOD CITY, B.C.  Watch Repairing- a Specialty  Formerly "The Greenwood Grocery,"  -Dealers-' in-  Gents' Furnishings, Hats, Caps, etc., etc. .  STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES  Be sure to Call and Examine our Stock and get our Prices  before making your Purchases '���*.'���'���.'  -o-  JUST     IN :  A Fresh Supply of Choice  GREMERYBUHER ID FRESH EGG8.  7 77. 7; 70LS0N'.& PHELAN.  saxss. \w g^. 'atiif tj. efts w-iggq  xsersfiKToet  GREENWOOD   CITY,  Plasterer, Bricklayer and Stonemason.  -*&-  I/iME for Sale, always on hand.  Work done at Shortest Notice  ��S��5i    m'li���"���"UBftjjiy  ^GREENWOOD CITY, B,G  G.   E.   SEY/nOUR���';'&  CO.,   Props.  Specially adapted for Commercial Men.    ���:��� . Stag-es to all parts pass the door.  FIRST-CI.ASS  IN  EVERY  RESPECT.  $%   $%   $&  -��l?        -if?        ttf     ���  Fates from. $1,50 to $2,50 per day,  llUIHaikiULUailllllMWWai^lWWllWJCTl^^  Livery and Feed  <&  Greenwood City, B.C.  iV** *V* ^if"  "A?     'A?    "A?  Saddle Horses SI.50 per day.  Teaming- at the Shortest Notice.  ncKEE   &   CURRY,   Proprietors.  H.   M.   HUFF,  Greenwood City, B.C.  And Horseshoeing  Satisfactor3' Work Guaranteed.  -Q^s^9-  Harness, Saddles,  Boots  and  Shoes  Repaired  with neatness and dispatch.  GREENWOOD   CITY,   B.C.  m  frT-ff-".  f*ft��  F----V.*"  I ��    *    " j  r " ,-'������-.  &������-���-   '.���"  P - ',.J. i  i -.,?���.  f. .'I  ��f  ���? * ��� ��� z _���.  "V?.* THE   BOUNDARY   GREEK   TIM  THE VICTORIA MINERAL CLAIM.  [CONTRIBUTED.] '  .  The old Victoria mineral claim is situated on Rock creek,   about  2>%   miles  east of the now famous  Cariboo  mine  at   Camp   McKinney.,     The ^Victoria  was the first mineral   claim  located in  , the Osoyoos. district, being recorded in  1884.    The  original  owners  were  the  late Judge Hay nes,C.B. Bush   and F.  W.   Goenike,   the    latter    gentleman  being- the discoverer  of  the  property.  An incline shaft  about  100  feet  was  snnk and a  rich  body  of  ore  tapped,  test samples from which assayed very  hig-h, the writer getting a return from  the Selby   Smelting-  "Works  of $48  in  g-old and $150 in silver  from  a picked  piece of pre;    The difficulties of  transportation in those days practically precluded the working- of  the  mine,   and  since 1887 no work has been done,   the  old workings lmve filled up with water  and the shaft caved.-   New ground will  have to be broken to re-open the, mine.  The property has recently passed into,   the; hands, of .Victoria  capitalists,  and under the superintendence of  Mr.  ��,-���-'���   i- ''������'���' '.'���������������   . '' -- ���������"..��� ������������..���'���-.'���.������  C. B. Bush, one of the orig-inal owners,  20  men  are  busily  engaged  building  houses, making-roads, etc., preparatory  to   the   development .���.work*, to  follow.  Already a g-ood sized store  and  dwelling-house, faced by   four   miners'"' log  cabins,.with   a  blacksmith   shop near  by�� give the upper end of the  old  Victoria claim the appearance  of0 an , embryo town. 7; Agood waggon road has  been made to connect the  claim  with  the   g-overnment   trunk   road   and    it .  would -profit   the  district  superintendent to take  careful   measurements of  this road with a view of applying- them  to the so-called trunk road.    Mr. Bush  is showing- g-ood judgment in  pushing  his buikling  work,   taking-   advantage  of the fine weather which cannot be expected to last a great while long-er, and  he hopes to have  everything- snug- and  comfortable for his  men  by  the  time  snow flies, when he will be able to give  his   attention  wholly  to   the  development of the mine.    Now that  the  property is being- taken hold of by a strong-  company there is little doubt but  that  it will prove  the  veritable  bonanza it  has long- had the reputation   of  being-,  and tog-ether with the adjoining- claims!  ���the Old Fngland, Homestake, Snow-  den, Ophir,   Queen,   California,   etc.���  in the near future form a group of dividend   paying-  mines.     It should  be   a  .happy   augury,   the  Victoria mineral  claim developed by Victoria capital.  CAUTION.  During- the past year our Canadian  papers have been flooded with the specious advertisements of a company  called the National Ore & Reduction  Company, of St. I^ouis, Mo. This concern is a quack of the first water and  has been humbugging the public under  various g-uises for a number of years.  Its status and antecedents are not such  as would warrant business dealings  with our people. Our contemporaries  have doubtless learned something- of  its financial standing- and business  methods ; those who have not would  confer a favor on the public if they refused its advertisements at any price.  ���Canadian Mining- Review.  ARMSTRONG ,    B.C  ���     ����� ��.V��.     ijfc      a?/��.     "  '������.     -. -.��� II?       .     -/I? .-/I?      '.-������,,,���',..������ A ������..-' ���������  Patronize home industry and the only co-operative Flour Mill in the  ���7; 7'\7 :������''������;-.. ;7/'..^. v''.  Province by using'pur ��� ::-'���'',':���' ������.'  BRANDS  OF  HUNGARIAN  ���: STRONG .BAKERS'  SUPERFINE  Our Mill is  fitted throughout with  the latest improved machinery and  is in  charge of a thoroughly experienced miller.   '  Ask  for  our  Flour  and  keep  the, money  in  the  district.,  IHXHMI'OHXtKt^  The Otanagan Flour Mills Go., Ltd,  Armstrong B;G.  b)  ^luua;aiaaauuiaivuunaaUUikuauiU.uUanjUiiiauiiUiii^  :&..  ~~rf��S'  Is the central town and supply'point of the Boundary  Creek mining camps.    From this new town roads lead  ���to���'.-'the'- ��� 7-      '7 ���; ',���'  GREENWOOD,     DEADWOOD,     COPPER,     SUMMIT,  LONG    LAKE,    SKYLARK,    Wm^       AND    7\  ATWOOD,     WELLINGTON     AND  SMITH   CAMPS.      ,  ��� V<;,'��*���   I/ots  are  selling  freely   and   are  a  good  investment.-���-  j-V*       *v*       ^v*  -/I? -/I?        , -/I?  For price of Lots and other ���information, address     7  Greenwood City, Boundary Creek, B.C  Or apply to the Ag-ents  C. F. COSTERTON, Vernon, B.C.  A. K. STUART, Vancouver, B.C.  ^^??T??Tf?f????ft??T??????????????f??T??????f???????????????????  25, Ti 39, YATES STREET,  ICTORI A'    B. C.  Wholesale Dry Goods.  Gents' Furnishings Manufacturers.  Best assorted Stock in the Province.  and   (GREENWOOD  '^S     *-9A9>*49>-9'49>9+tm>-9+&>-0'4a>9-49>-9-<a>&*GP'9<0>-&~49  STAGE     LINE.       ,  Leaves  Marcus   Mondays  aud  Thursdays  at 1  p.m.  Arrives  Greenwood    Tuesdav*s  and  Fridays  at 5 p.m.  Leaves   Greenwood Wednesdaj-  and  Satnrda}**  at 7 a.m.  Arrives  Marcus   Thursday  and  Sunday  at 9 a.m.  Special   Attention   Given   to   Mail,   Freight   and   Express.  E.   D-   MORRISON,   PROPRIETOR. THE   BOUNDARY   CREEK   TIMES,  OCTOBER 9.  Woodstock, Kimberle3' camp, D. C. McArthur  Empress, Copper Camp, C. R. Garland.  Brandon, fractional, Kimberley  camp,  Garland.  Reg-ina, Long* Lake camp. T. A. Garland.  OCTOBER 10.  Imperial, Seattle camp, Robert Clark.  Golden Queen, Deadwood camp, F. W. Power  and A. Greig*.  Golconda, adjoining- the Tierra del Rico and  Copper King, Frank Roborg*.  Alabama, Copper camp, C.Brown.  Tally-ho, Wellington camp, J no. G. Ohlert.  Alma, Sk3'lark camp, Jho. G.Ohlert.  OCTOBER 12.  Waneta, on North Fork, two miles below  Hunter's cabin, F. R. Launt3r and Chas. Grant.  Silver Basin, three miles back on East Fork  ofNorthFork, F. R. Launty.  Rattler, adjoining- Antoine, F. R. Launty.-���  Don, at junction of East and North Forks,  Clias. Grant.  Buckskin, Greenwood camp, D. S. McKenzie.  Everg-reen, fractional, Greenwood camp, D.  S; McKenzie.  Pa^-master, on West Fork, a mile n.w. of Bu-  bear's pre-emption on Beaver creek, J. C. Haas.  OCTOBER 13.  Tinies, Sliylark camp, Henry Lamb.  No. 11, 134 miles south of Boundary Falls aud  700 feet west of wag-on road, S. W. Strong*.  No. 12, near No. 11, J. B. Hannahan.  Glittering- Star, Kiniberly camp, Monroe D.  Hall and S. J. Jensen.  Greenhorn, KimberlA" campf Monroe D. Hall  and S. J. Jensen.  Uldback, Kimberrv camp, S. J. Jensen.  C3^rithina, Kiniberl3'- camp, M. D. Hall.  'Waverley^' Kinibei-ly camp, R. S. Collin and  Jub. A. Crawford.  OCTOBER 14. : '���:  New St. Maurice, Central camp, Edmund Le-  fevre. ,    77'''  Herbert, Copper camp, W. S. Fletcher.  Piccadill3-- fractional, Deadwood camp, W.  S. Fletcher.  Ella, Copper camp, W. S. Fletcher.  .'���'������'.     :      OCTOBER  1.5.  Montana, Fourth J11I3' creek, M. D. McLeod.  Blue Tuesda3', Pass creek, adjoining- Blue  Mouda3', Stephen F. Hepworth.  Ma3T Queen, west side North Fork, V/2 miles  from Leo Neff's pre-emption, R. D. Jones.  Conservatoire, north side Pass creek, 500 feet  n.w. of Union, Wm. F.Kennedy. ,  Morning Glo^, Pass creek, adjoining- Vulture on s,w., Frank Daltou.  . Shotg-uu, Sk3rlark camp, Wm. Rowe,  George  Beardsle3r, Rd. Thomas.  Conveyances.  ,     OCTOBER 9.  Hamilton, Y interest, M. T. Robison to D. C,  McArthur. ��� ���:.   .  Hamilton, Y interest, M. T. Robison to Marj  Garland.  OCTOBER    10.  Duplicate, Ya. interest, W. B. Rickards to Wm.  Shaw.  Clifton, Yo iuterest, C. H. Brown to L. F. Williams.  Clifton, Y interest, Ed. Timni to C. H. Brown  Centre Star, %I interest, W. J; Schmuck to  Neil McCalluni, Chas. Ha3r aud Eliza McCallum  Thursda3', Y> interest, H. P. Toronto to Jos.  Gelinas.  Diamond Hitch, 2i interest, and Tiger, y& interest, C. O. Washborn to K. H. Hamill.  Josie, Y interest, E. Davis to J. W. Youiig.2  Elmir, Y interest, J., Hendersou to 1. J.  Evans.  OCTOBER   12.  Yorkshire Lass, Svengali, aud Trilb3r, Y interest in each, C. Harrington to A. Jackson.  OCTOBER  13.  Golden Reef, Ys interest, A. H. Revesbeck to  S. C. Chesuni.  Tiger, % interest, Diamond Hitch, -% interest,  R. H. Hamill to G. W. Walters.  Uldback, Y interest, S. J. Jensen to M. D.  Hall.  Cynthiha, Y interest, M. D. Hall to S. J.  Jensen.  OCTOBER    14.  Columbia, ^interest, R. H. Farren to W. R.  Murray.  OCTOBER   15.  Single Standard, Y interest, C. K. Simpson to  C. E. Huff.  The Last, A. E. Lenander to the Eastern Star  Gold Mining Company.  The Press, A. E. Lenander to the Eastern  Star Gold Mining Company.  Certificates of Work.  OCTOBER 8.  Pasadena ; J. W. Sweenev and B. F. Wing-.  El Paso ; J. M. O'Toole aud Thos. Hird.  Tunnel ; L. M. McCarren.  Paragon ; J. M. O'Toole and Thos. Hird.  Snowshoe ; R. Deuzler, T. McDounel aud W.  W. Gibbs.  OCTOBER   9.  Louisa ; Jno. Mcintosh.  Maple Leaf ; Jno. Mcintosh.  Pass Creek ; H. McEwan and Jno. Mcintosh.  Vancouver ; H. McEwan.  OCTOBER 10.  Duplicate ; W. B. Rickards.  Ontario ; W. Shaw.  Iron Chief ; J. M. Garette aud J. C. Lund3'.  Golden Eagle ; J. M. Garette and J. C. Lund3r  Broken Hill; J. Holm, R. E. Lee and J. S.  McLean.  Wild Rose ; A. R. Fingland aud E. J. Kendall.  OCTOBER 13.  Minnie Harris ;D. W. Hicks.  Union ; Julius Lanyon.  Vancouver ; F.S. Barnard.  OCTOBER   14.  D W; D.H. Holbrook.  OCTOBER   15.  Rob Roy and Star of the West; A. W. Smith.  MINING NOTES.  It is understood that Mr. Garland  has purchased all interest in the Bal-  larat in Kiniberly camp. ��  Mr, Keffer left for Marcus this week  on business connected with the working of the Boundary Mines Company's  properties.  Mr. Wiseman, of Grand Forks, is  making a bid for the Eucky Dog, in  Providence camp, with the intention  of stocking it as a company.  Mr. A., J. Anderson went up' on  Thursday to do assessment work On  the Oak Eeaf, in' Wellington -camp.'  An interest in this claim was recently  bought by Mr. F. McMann.  Count Eberhart Schweinitz, left for  Rossland last week. He, however, intends returning to Boundary shortly  to complete the negotiations for the  purchase of mining property in which  he has become interested.  Word was received this week from  the secretary of the Everett & Spokane  Mining Company, of Spokane, to the  effect that six or eight men will be put  to work on the Rambler claim, on Pass  creek, and'that development work will  be continued all winter.  Dr. Bell-Irving, of Vancover, arrived  in Greenwqod last Sunday, and visited'  several of the camps under the guidance  of Mr. Holbrook. The doctor is already  interested in mining property at Rossland, and intends now to make investments in Boundary creek prospects.  Mr. J. C. Haas, writing to a friend  in Greenwood from Spokane, where he  is looking after the mineral exhibit at  the Fruit Fair, says that he is actually  hoarse from answering questions about  Boundary Creek and that the exhibit  of ore is not equalled by that of any  other camp.       r.  The , Cosmopolitan, Smith's camp,  has been incorporated as a stock company for $1,000,000.' The trustees are :  H. E. Davis, J. Elmer West, F. C. Bailey, C. H. Brown, and R. N. McEean.  The Cosmopolitan is practically an undeveloped prospect, one assessment  only having been done. A promising  ledge of copper-gold ore, about six feet  wide, has been uncovered.   ,  Mr. Farrell. of Farrell & Midgeon  the well known firm of copper smelters  and owners of the largest reduction  works on the continent, situated at  Ansonia, Bridgeport, Connecticut, has  been a visitor for the last week in the  camp, looking over the several claims  owned by the firm in Boundary. Mr.  Farrell is very satisfied with the result  of the development work which has  been caried on under the superindence  of Mr. W. T. Smith.  Both the No. 7 and the Mother Eode  are turning out well, though not more  so than was expected. The ore struck  this week between 40 and 50 feet from  the mouth of the tunnel on the Mother  Eode is coming in strong, but as yet  would not stand shipment. The indications, however, are promising. On  the No. 7 the drift has now been run  in over 40 feet, and better ore was taken out this week than at any time since  work -was started. The Company is  perfectly satisfiied with the result  shown by the development of the  properties.  Prospecting is being done on the  Primrose, a fractional claim owned by  Messrs. McMynn and Schofield, adjoining the Mother Eode in Deadwood  camp. Some good float has been fotihd  and at the bottom of an 8-foot prospect  hole evidences of the close proximity  of an ore body are strong.  DISTRICT NEWS.  Mr. Moulton Barrett left on Thursday for England.  Billy Porter leaves next Wednesday  for the North-West where he intends to  pass the winter.  Water is being carried to Col. Weir's  house through wooden piping from the  creek at Anaconda.  A Sunday school has been organized  in Greenwood by Rev. Mr. Irwen, with  Miss Thornber as superintendent.  Mrs. Hardy, mother of the proprietor  of the Palais Hotel, has been staying  in Anaconda on a visit to her son for  the past few days.  Mr. and Mrs. Huff and Mrs., Shon-  quest returned on Monday from a  jburney on horseback to the Big- Bend  country, a distance of over three hundred and fifty miles.  A fruit and vegetable store has been  opened'in Greenwood by Mr. Butler, of  Okanogan,  Washington.  Some    re  markably fine grapes, peaches and apples are offered for sale.  Application for the incorporation of  the Anaconda Townsite Company has  been filed by Ewing Keightley, Frederick Keffer and Eewis Hind. The  Company is stocked for $10,000 in $1  shares:  C. Burns on the -charge  of  having  been guilty of disorderly  conduct   was  brought before Mr. G. F. Hodgson,   J.  charge   being-  P., on  Thursday.    The  sustained, the  accused  was   fined  $20  with costs.  Mr. D. A. Cameron, C.P.R. general  freight agent at Vancouver, will shortly  visit this district and endeavor to remedy the long-standing grievances under which lower country merchants  have been handicapped���in the way of  freight charges and handling and accommodation at Penticton.  A committee of ladies of Greenwood  and Anaconda will meet on Tuesday  to arrange for holding a social evening  at an early date. As this will be the  first entertainment of the kind ever  held in Greenwood, and the object���to  raise funds to procure chairs for the  hall���one of which most of us have  realized the need of from hard experience latelj", a crowded house should  result.  Mr. A. Drucker, M. P. for Northampton, England, and Mr. Fraser, of   Calgary, were   staying  this   week   at   the  Windsor Hotel.    Mr. Drucker   is   ver3r  wealthy, and is a large shareholder in,  and a director of   three   mining   companies operating in British   Columbia.  He was greatly taken  with   the promising appearances of the properties   he  was   able  during  his  limited   stay   to  visit here, and he  contemplates  sending out an expert,   either  immediatel}7-  upon his return  to  England   or early  next spring, to report on   the   district.  Mr. Drucker himself may probably return next year in time for the shooting  season.  mm  mm  3p!i  BBS��  Tir'-*'ft4i <?������������$   {'  ^iiuUiUUiiuuiiiUiuaaauiauuuiUiuaiu^  ^mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmrs  i'  t!  Is a correct statement in most cases, because they can  see no immediate advantage for so doing, We have  been giving this point our serious consideration for  some time and have decided to reduce our prices and  Sell  for  Cash,  -,'. ���<.'  And are in a better position ���to" handle it than any other  house in the district    We b^ Cash we  have 16 to 1 in our favor for doing yodr trade at right prices/  In  catering  for  your  bu^ win   not   quote   you  some particular article at a low price in order to .have you bite*  and then take advantage of you on 'something you don't know,  Every article will be marked in plain figures at  11  ���M  lit''  PM-  Si,  mm'  ��W*S5(,.  I

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